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Expert Cactus Removal in Tempe, Mesa & Chandler
Cacti in Arizona can grow to be heavy, enormous, and can cause some major damage to your property, home, or even injure people if they fall. There are various types of cactus that are very undesirable in areas where pets and children play. Residents that do not want barrel cactus, saguaro cactus, or prickly pear cactus that are unstable and threatening the safety of their property may have them removed by a professional cactus removal team. Taller cacti are quite heavy and may be dangerous and hard to remove without the right tools and training.
Arbor Care has all the right training, tools and the team to remove your cactus from your property quickly and safely. With our help, you will not need to risk getting injured trying to remove it yourself or have it fall suddenly doing damage your home, property, or vehicle. We are insured and licensed to offer our customers peace of mind during their cactus removal.
Saguaro Cactus Removal
The most valued and iconic cacti in Arizona is the Saguaro Cactus. It grows to large heights and can be really heavy. The root system of the Saguaro can be damaged if the cactus is watered too much and it may become unstable. This puts it at risk for unexpectedly falling over which can cause a lot of property damage. We have years of experience when it comes to removing cacti and we do it in a controlled and safe way that ensures the safety of your property, home, and our personnel.
If you happen to notice that your Saguaro Cactus is leaning, then have it inspected. Most times, it may be braced with 2×4’s and preserved. If it happens to be beyond saving, then we can remove it safely and then haul it away for you. Don’t take any chances with a cactus that is close to your vehicle, home, or other property because the weight of a large cactus falling will cause serious damage.
Common Cactus Issues
Cactus Pests and Diseases
Cacti have a couple of common issues that make them unsafe and will need to have removal. These conditions are whenever the cactus is sick from pests or disease or dead, and when the cactus has outgrown the roots and there is a big risk that it may topple over and cause property damage. There are some insects and airborne diseases that can make your cacti sick or even kill them such as bacterial necrosis. This is the first sign that most homeowners will see after the cactus is beyond saving and removing it is the only option.
Dangerous to Pets and People
A cactus can be a great addition to suburban and city landscape, but they can often become too large to be safe. When this happens, removal is the only responsible thing to do, as a fallen cactus can cause serious structural damage and can easily flatten a car. Even some smaller type of cacti that don’t pose serious fall risks can have spines and those can cause painful wounds if accidentally brushed against or stepped on. It is a good practice to remove dangerous cactus.
Cacti will normally grow in the arid and dry desert environments in the southwest and do not get a lot of water as we use in landscaping. When cacti are installed in residential or commercial landscapes, they will be near other plants that require more water and the cacti root systems will quickly expand and begin to start sucking up as much water as possible. This means that the cacti that are growing in our landscapes will grow much more quickly than they would in nature and it can cause their roots to become unstable.
A rotting cactus is a problem for a lot of property owners in the valley. Cactus rot could be either a fungal or bacterial disease, not unusual with cactus. These are very tough to treat and could lead to the plant dying. Because the rot is moving from the bottom up, you can suspect the roots of the cactus are already rotted, and it’s just a waiting game for the rest of the cactus to catch up. Cactus rot is commonly caused by bacterial or fungal disease, and insects like the whitefly. Signs your cactus has rot is when it’s soft or mushy.
Types of Cacti
There are a lot of great cacti that are growing in the valley like the Saguaro cactus, barrel cactus, and the Cholla cactus. These cacti are great additions that add aesthetic appeal to your landscape, but whenever they become unstable, dangerous, or invasive, they need to be removed.
The Saguaro cactus is the largest and most recognizable cacti in Arizona. It helps to add character to landscapes. They can live more than 150 years and will grow to be quite tall. These cacti will grow about an inch a year, which means that the tallest Saguaro cactus is decades old. Whenever the cactus grows too fast or it isn’t supported correctly, it will become dangerous and will have to be removed to prevent any damage to people or property.
Prickly Pear Cactus
This cactus is a favorite of Mesa, Arizona, because of the fun and asymmetrical look. The Prickly Pear cactus is great for commercial and residential landscapes because it is drought tolerant. The spines on this cactus are detachable and it will grow quickly. This makes it bad for places where pets or children play.
The Jumping Cactus or Cholla cactus have multiple growing varieties in Arizona. The spines of the cactus can lodge in the skin easily. The reason it is called the jumping cactus is because of how easily that the spines dig in and sections detach from the cactus itself. This often happens easily that it is said that the jump off and attach to the person. Mesa is the only place where these cacti grow naturally, and it is starting to spread into residential areas which cause injuries to pets, people and their children.
San Pedro Cactus
This type of cacti will develop as multiple columns and will grow fast. It originally came from the Andes Mountains in South America, but it is a wide cultivated cactus all over the world. It is grown in residential and commercial landscapes because of its looks. This particular cactus does contain chemicals in it that are illegal and harmful to have. This means that this cactus isn’t great for landscaping.
The barrel cactus has multiple varieties and is popular for most landscapes. These cacti will tend to grow to be 3 feet high and 3 feet wide. During the spring, the barrel cactus will have yellow or orange blooms. They can cause injuries, but they look great. A single stick from a spine on the barrel cactus is very painful and will last a long time because it is a dirty wound. This means it can take months to heal.
Cactus Removal Costs
The average cactus removal cost is around $1,400 in the US in 2020. Cactus removal costs range from around $300-$2,500 depending on the size and location of the cactus. Cost factors include how hard it is to access the cactus, what is surrounding it and how big it is. These aren’t your actual cactus removal costs. To get an actual quote you will need to have one of our trained arborists visit your property, get an assessment of your cactus and give you a quote.
Saguaro Cactus Regulations
It is illegal for the removal of a Saguaro Cactus from your property without a a tag and permit from the AZDA (Arizona Department Of Agriculture). You can get upto 25 years for removing a Saguaro Cactus without them. Saguaro Cactus Removal Permits are found here. We can help you obtaining these tags and permits.
Free Cactus Removal Quotes in Tempe, Mesa & Chandler
Whenever you are searching for professional cactus removal for your home or business, Arbor Care will deliver affordable quotes, quick service and professional cactus removal in Tempe, Mesa and Gilbert, Arizoan. In order to schedule your cactus removal, call us today atWe focus on providing you with reliable, consistent and friendly service as well as customer satisfaction. Whenever you have sick, unstable or dead cacti, we can help to answer your questions and remove the cacti from your landscape in Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert or anywhere within the Phoenix valley.
If you’re searching for “Cactus Removal” in Tempe, Mesa or Gilbert, Arbor Care can help! If you have a leaning, sick or dead cactus, then it could be a big liability as well as a danger to your property, home, even the people visiting or living in your home. We can help to remove the dangerous cacti from your commercial or residential property in Tempe, Mesa & Chandler, Arizona. Get a free cactus removal quote by giving Arbor Care a call today at